Athens, Ontario is a village in southern Ontario, Canada, with a population of 1,000 people. It is located approximately 25 km north of the St. Lawrence River, near Brockville, and about 90 km south west of Ottawa. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th) - Land 917,741 km² - Water 158,654 km² (14. ...
Formerly known as Farmersville, it was established in the late 1800s by Benoni Wilste. Currently, it is known for a series of large outdoor murals depicting historical local life, painted on the sides of various buildings.
See Athens for the city, and History of Athens for detailed historical information on the city.
Athens is also the name of a number of places in the United States of America:
Athens is also an American television dramedy, created by Josh Schwartz (The O.C. "Athens of the North" is a nickname given to Edinburgh in Scotland, due to the large number of neo-classical buildings and structures built during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The main landmark of Athens is the acropolis (412 ft/126 m high), which dominates the city and on which stand the remains of the Parthenon, the propylaea, and the Erechtheum.
Athens sprawls across the central plain of Attica, which is bound by mount Aegaleo on the west, mount Parnitha on the north, mount Penteli to the northeast, mount Hymettus on the east, and the Saronic Gulf on the south-west.
Athens was awarded the 2004 Summer Olympics on September 5, 1997 in Lausanne, Switzerland, after surprisingly having lost the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games.
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